“Leadership is a gift – a gift that requires you to set a direction; motivate, inspire, and develop others; and deliver results that matter. It is also a journey. It is about your experiences and the influence you have onothers. Leadership is certainly about the work that gets done, but it is much more about how the work gets done and the relationships along the way.
- Clarity is Essential
- Competence is Critical
- Identify Your Constraints
- Unlock Your Creativity
- Concentrate Single-Mindedly
- Have the Courage of Your Convictions
- Develop Your Character
- Plan Every Detail in Advance
- Organize Your Work Before You Begin
- Staff Properly at Every Level
- Delegate Effectively
- Inspect What You Expect
- Keep the Boss Informed
- Focus on High Productivity
2. Ability to trust
3. Ability to use imagery
4. Ability to identify blocks when they occur
5. Recognizing the importance of adversity (p. 7)
What additional characteristics of Exceptional Coaches can you add to this list?
What was the best advice you have received from a coach?
“Our workplaces are full of human “doings,” not human “ beings.” So says Mitch Ditkoff, the man who spends his days trying to humanize corporate work environments.
“Most people tamp down their real selves when they go to work. However, if you want to bring your ‘A’ game you have to bring your real self to work each day. That’s the only way the best of your natural creativity will emerge.”
Human beings are thoughtful, inspiring, compassionate and creative, so why don’t we bring this into the workplace?
One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a conflict that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves within is all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, worry, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other one is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, wisdom, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth compassion and faith.”
Pick ONE of these and practice the same one each day for the next 21 days.
“Our natural instinct when someone questions what we’re doing is to defend our position. When someone appears to completely ignore rules we get even more irate. But in doing so we miss the point: why is this person being challenging?
Definition of Maverick: One who refuses to abide by the dictates of his group: a dissenter! So says the Readers Digest so it must be true. But Mavericks should not be classed as trouble makers but rather as a valuable asset that can help your business become more robust and exciting.
· How do you handle mavericks?
“For the most part, many of us encounter visions whilst working for some corporation or government organization. And for the most part, visions are boring, bear little relation to the reality of wider organizations and become nothing more than a plaque behind the reception wall. But we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss how powerful a vision can be at creating real excitement and momentum and become a driver for change!